The first meeting between Stan Lee and Tom Holland has been to the least particular. Story.
Tom Holland is now unanimously appreciated, or almost by the fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. He has even been able to afford to play the intermediary between Marvel and Sony then that things were going very wrong. But, obviously, his fate was not really written and it has not managed to convince everyone in a first time. Stan Lee, the creator of many characters in Marvel, including Spider-Man himself, was anything but favourable to his choice to play spider man.
Stan Lee sceptical of Tom Holland
Before Tom Holland, two very good actors were able to slip the costume over the last two decades : Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield. In very different styles, they have managed to bring something new to the role. Suffice to say that Tom Holland had a certain amount of pressure in its infancy. And his first encounter with Stan Lee has probably not helped you to relax.
It is this that has unveiled James Gunn in an exchange of questions and answers with users. We asked him this time if he had any anecdotes about Stan Lee he remembers often. Here is his response.
I presented Stan (Lee), Tom Holland just after the latter has been chosen to play Spider-Man. Here is what Stan said to him : “Yes, of course ! I heard that you were awesome. Me personally I don’t see it like that.” Everyone burst out laughing.
It includes all the same without any problem at what point the idea to put a Spider-Man so young could be cause for concern for the great creator. But, he had absolutely no decision-making power in the choice of actor. So much the better for Tom Holland… and for us !